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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 23, 2012 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 45 Years Ago ...

Thanks. It reads as quite reasonable today; at the time, I bet a lot of people found it outrageous. Just how long ago that was, and how different, is pretty well underscored by their easy use of the term "advertising men." Very Mad Men-esque. Today we'd say "marketers."

But I think it leaves out part of the draft, in which, I believe, the words were "people engaged in constructive, creative effort in the musical field, turned up to 11 ..."

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 23, 2012 11:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 45 Years Ago ...

Up to 11? That's so '80s. The Dead were turned up to TWELVE!

Unfortunately, as the statement says, the bust interrupted them in their creative work as they were composing their epic "The Twelve" - by the time they returned to practice, they'd forgotten the last part, hence, we have the Eleven...

But anyway. You say this was "long ago," but alas, legally speaking, the US has not progressed one bit in 45 years, and the statement is sadly still not out of date.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 24, 2012 12:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 45 Years Ago ...

At least now they could argue medical reasons. "See, judge, these outdated laws were making us so sick ..."